Dermal Fillers vs. Fat Transfer: What Your Pearland Plastic Surgeon Wants You to Know

By Christopher Hankins, MD

Do you want to improve your appearance, but feel unsure about which cosmetic option is best for you? Do you want to know whether you should choose dermal fillers or a fat transfer? Premier Plastic Surgery in Pearland, Texas, offers many different options for you. Dr. Hankins treats patients in Pearland, Houston, and surrounding areas.

What are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillersPearland Premier Plastic Surger, otherwise known as facial fillers, are injectables that aid in the reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on your face. Dermal fillers have temporary results that can last a few months up to a year. This choice of cosmetics is good for adults who want a significant reduction in wrinkles, little to no downtime, and immediate results.

What is Fat Transfer?

Fat transfer is a revolutionary way of facial rejuvenation. Your own fat is taken from an area of your body where there is excess and then it is then gently injected into regions of the face that you want to plump or contour. This procedure is beneficial to adult men and women who are seeking a more youthful appearance. A very small amount of fat is taken from your abdomen or thighs and then purified and injection in small syringes back into your face. This procedure adds a significant amount of volume to your face.

What is Secret™ RF?

Secret™ RF is a rejuvenation treatment for your skin. Microneedling saw an 85% increase in interest and procedure numbers in 2017. This state of the art procedure combines radiofrequency (RF) energy with microneedling for the most youthful looking results. Secret™ RF uses the combination of techniques to send the radiofrequency energy deep into your skin. Other techniques are not able to reach this far into your skin. The procedure provides the benefits of microneedling with added benefits like collagen and skin tightening.

Who is a Good Candidate for These Procedures?

The most appropriate candidates for these procedures are adult men and women who show signs of aging or fat loss in their face. Adults who want to improve their appearance and regain a youthful look should consider dermal fillers, fat transfer, or microneedling. These procedures all have unique benefits and treat certain problem areas.

A consultation with Dr. Hankins is the best way to determine which procedure is right for you. Contact Premier Plastic Surgery to schedule your younger look. Dr. Hankins treats patients in Pearland, Houston, and surrounding areas.

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